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Hold the line: Truth is hard to hear, but can set you free

Posted April 13, 2012 by by CMSgt. Ben Caro

As a master sergeant and the newly appointed squadron superintendent, I felt it was important to provide our unit’s airmen with an honest assessment of their performance. Seizing an opportunity, I asked a staff sergeant to come by my office for a chat. The staff sergeant was one of our hardest working NCOs and the…

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Air Force leaders issue holiday message

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Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy send the following holiday message to the Airmen of the U.S. Air Force: The holiday season is a perfect time to celebrate the many blessings that we enjoy…

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Air Force leaders issue Independence Day message

Posted July 3, 2012 by anradmin

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy...

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Leaders issue Air Force birthday message

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Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy issued the following message to the Airmen of the United States Air Force: As we celebrate the United States Air Force’s 65th birthday, we salute all of the…

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Sexual assault message to Airmen

Posted April 27, 2012 by Gen. Norton A. Schwartz

Fellow Airmen: Sexual Assault Awareness Month reminds us to renew our collective and individual commitment to our core values and to focus on promoting an environment that prevents sexual assault. Sexual assault is criminal behavior that violates the basic tenets of our profession. There is no place in our Air Force for this crime. All…

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When did your leadership light bulb come on?

Posted March 1, 2013 by CMSgt. David Dock

In November 1992, a new chief master sergeant was assigned to my squadron. It caught all of our units’ Airmen by surprise that the new chief decided to move into the office adjacent to the bathrooms when there were much better locations behind “the glass doors.” One early afternoon, I walked into the bathroom and…

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Integrity always

Posted July 6, 2012 by by Lt. Col. Michael Wulfestieg

A lot has been written throughout the years about Air Force Core Values, and the importance of not only knowing, but living them. This is a popular topic of professional military education graduations, special events and commentary articles. However, continuous discussion of some foundational topics is important, especially when such repetition helps to highlight the…

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My educational journey: Education isn’t my thing!

Posted September 14, 2012 by by Master Sgt. Joseph Carello

I left college in 1992 for multiple reasons, but mainly because of money; I was the only person in class that could not purchase the required books and equipment. I came to the conclusion that education just wasn’t my thing, so I decided to enlist in the Air Force in April of the same year….

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Chief’s perspective: Now is the time for bold leadership

Posted April 27, 2012 by by Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy

Enlisted Airmen, A week ago I sent an email message titled Leadership vs. Policy to Command Chiefs and Career Field Managers. You may have seen that message, or parts of it, but I’d like to take the opportunity to address it with you directly. The theme of the message was that too much arbitrary guidance…

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POW recalls ‘hidden treasure’ in lessons learned

Posted March 1, 2013 by Amber Baillie

Courtesy photograph Retired Col. Lee Ellis, a prisoner of war who spent five and a half years in the “Hanoi Hilton” during the Vietnam War, spoke at the Air Force Academy’s National Character and Leadership Symposium Feb. 21-22, 2013. A prisoner of war held in the “Hanoi Hilton” for five and a half years shared…

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